Blogger being sued for calling a slimy company a SCAM.


The owner of an organic clothing store got the surprise of her life when she got a summons in a $20 million lawsuit against her last month. Early this year, Leslie Richards was contacted by Vision Media Television about a documentary they were supposedly producing. They wanted to include her and her clothing store in a segment on eco fashion.

It all sounded great until Vision Media asked for almost $26,000 to cover production fees and travel costs for filming. When Leslie balked, she was told she was getting quite a bargain for the amount of exposure they'd provide.

Leslie decided to do her homework on the company, and quickly posted information on her blog in a piece entitled "Scam Taking Advantage of Green Businesses." She detailed the name-dropping done in the sales pitch, and statements about being affiliated with "Public TV."